[NYC] September 29-30th: World Maker Faire 2012 – Science, Technology Projects, Art + DIY Culture

World Maker Faire takes place this weekend at the New York Hall of Science [NYSCI] in Queens on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th. This event will feature over 500 exhibitors, showcase presentations and how-to workshops from the leaders in the maker movement, talks from DIY experts and industry leaders, and opportunities to learn specific making skills. Inspiring and fun for all ages, this event will get you excited about the possibilities of making.

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We Come In Contact With 500 Chemicals A Day & This Is How They Change Us – A Must Read

Did you know that on average we come into contact with more than 500 chemicals and toxic substances every day? The plastics your food is stored and heated in, the receipts you are given after purchases, cosmetics, clothing, canned foods, pesticides and herbicides sprayed in the environment and in the food we eat.

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The Sound of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Ever wonder who makes the Autobots and Decepticons sound so cool?

Go behind the scenes of 2011′s summer blockbuster, Tranformers: Dark of the Moon film and see how the sound team; recording Mixers Greg Russell and Jeff Haboush and Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designers Ethan Van der Ryn, and Erik Aadahl collected interesting new sounds, how they took organic sounds and twisted them into electronic sounds and took electronic sounds and transformed them into organic sounds.

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Chill Out Weekend Mix From Dionysus

Straight outta Amsterdam comes Burk with this nice ambient/chill out mix for you to get your meditation on to this weekend. It’s called Dionysus.

Dionysus [pronounced /ˌdaɪəˈnaɪsəs/ dy-ə-NY-səs; Greek: Διόνυσος, Dionysos] was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy.

Guess it’s best enjoyed with some good wine….cheers

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Picking Your Poison: How Everyday Chemicals Are Affecting Us

From WNYC comes this must listen to segment with Industrial Hygienist Monona Rossol and author of several books including her latest, Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All which discusses how everyday chemicals in the products we use and our environment are seeping into our bodies and affecting us.

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